Liberal Racism: How Fixating on Race Subverts the American Dream / Edition 2

Liberal Racism: How Fixating on Race Subverts the American Dream / Edition 2

by Jim Sleeper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742522016

ISBN-13: 9780742522015

Pub. Date: 10/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Liberalism seems poised for a renewal, but its chances for creating a visionary program for the next century are jeopardized by racial contradictions and confusions that continue to appear in its social policy. Instead of the colorblind society once promised by the left, we inhabit a country seething with racial resentments. With uncompromising clarity, Jim Sleeper

Overview

Liberalism seems poised for a renewal, but its chances for creating a visionary program for the next century are jeopardized by racial contradictions and confusions that continue to appear in its social policy. Instead of the colorblind society once promised by the left, we inhabit a country seething with racial resentments. With uncompromising clarity, Jim Sleeper discusses what liberals need to do to return their political movement to the vital center. Along the way, Sleeper punctures liberal pieties to reveal politicians and journalists still stymied by race, impotent in the face of conservative racism, and paralyzed by a guilt that neither advances social justice nor helps fashion a common American identity. Jim Sleeper challenges us to transcend race, to reject the foolish policies and attitudes that have only reinforced racial divisions, and to weave a social fabric sturdy enough to sustain the values upon which this country was founded. Now available in paperback with a substantial new introduction, Liberal Racism: How Fixating on Race Subverts the American Dream is sure to reawaken and re-energize the debate surrounding race and ethnicity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742522015
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
New
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Life After Diversity Chapter 2 Innocence by Association Chapter 3 Voting Wrongs Chapter 4 Media Myopia Chapter 5 Way Out of Africa Chapter 6 Many Colors, One Culture? Chapter 7 What We Have Lost Chapter 8 A Country Beyond Race

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